Stands for Insulin-like growth factor. An important
hormone for muscle growth. Naturally produced by the body in response
to exercise and is necessary for normal physiological functioning.
Excess of IGF-1 may be associated with an increased risk of breast
cancer, and prostate cancer.
An active factor in the B-Complex vitamins
which help convert food to energy. With Choline, Inositol is active
in the metabolism of fats.
An anabolic hormone that's supposed to take
the sugar and transport it into the muscle. Insulin also promotes
increased amino acid entry into muscle and increases muscle protein
synthesis. Too much insulin can cause sugar to bypass muscle,
and be stored as bod yfat.
One of many flavonoids, ipriflavone, formally
known as 7-isopropoxyisoflavone, is synthesized from the soy isoflavone
daidzein. It has anabolic effects that are especially pronounced
Mineral essential to oxygen transport in blood
(via hemoglobin and myoglobin), enzyme production and immune support.
A deficiency can cause the most common form of anemia. Teenagers
need additional iron during their years of maximum growth; women
need extra iron during the years they are menstruating and during
Phytonutrient antioxidants, including genisteine
and diadzein, that act as estrogen receptor protectors (minimize
PMS, menopause side effects) and lower cholesterol levels.
One of the three branched chain amino acids.
They are called BCAA's because they structurally branch off another
chain of atoms instead of forming a line. Studies have shown that
BCAA's help to stimulate protein synthesis and inhibit its breakdown,
so BCAA's have powerful anabolic and anticatabolic effects on
They may also potentiate the release of some
anabolic hormones, such as growth hormone. Regular ingestion of
BCAA's help to keep the body in a state of postive nitrogen balance.
In this state, your body much more readily builds muscle and burns
fat. Studies have shown that athletes taking extra BCAA's have
shown a loss of more body fat than those not taking BCAA's.